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16k
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in 2010

Corey

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131k Cory (Irish)

How popular is the baby name Corey in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1919 5 0 5
1921 5 0 5
1925 5 0 5
1926 6 0 6
1928 5 0 5
1937 6 0 6
1939 9 0 9
1940 7 0 7
1942 27 0 27
1943 22 0 22
1944 20 0 20
1945 27 6 21
1946 20 0 20
1947 20 0 20
1948 42 5 37
1949 57 8 49
1950 66 8 58
1951 74 6 68
1952 116 11 105
1953 90 10 80
1954 161 11 150
1955 270 17 253
1956 313 20 293
1957 284 23 261
1958 336 42 294
1959 351 55 296
1960 347 45 302
1961 450 44 406
1962 485 48 437
1963 484 56 428
1964 500 41 459
1965 545 40 505
1966 513 47 466
1967 512 47 465
1968 1,668 89 1,579
1969 5,069 142 4,927 #58 boy name
1970 3,935 120 3,815 #84 boy name
1971 3,914 142 3,772 #77 boy name
1972 3,144 151 2,993 #95 boy name
1973 3,237 215 3,022 #89 boy name
1974 3,595 216 3,379 #77 boy name
1975 4,151 267 3,884 #71 boy name
1976 4,724 284 4,440 #64 boy name
1977 6,393 348 6,045 #52 boy name
1978 5,237 298 4,939 #61 boy name
1979 5,028 290 4,738 #63 boy name
1980 4,720 281 4,439 #68 boy name
1981 4,515 267 4,248 #69 boy name
1982 4,216 274 3,942 #74 boy name
1983 4,257 289 3,968 #74 boy name
1984 4,537 294 4,243 #69 boy name
1985 5,608 379 5,229 #63 boy name
1986 6,160 392 5,768 #62 boy name
1987 6,772 330 6,442 #57 boy name
1988 7,648 324 7,324 #56 boy name
1989 8,290 286 8,004 #55 boy name
1990 8,009 319 7,690 #56 boy name
1991 7,220 295 6,925 #58 boy name
1992 6,394 257 6,137 #65 boy name
1993 5,937 261 5,676 #68 boy name
1994 5,504 225 5,279 #73 boy name
1995 5,181 206 4,975 #74 boy name
1996 4,230 144 4,086 #94 boy name
1997 3,548 132 3,416
1998 3,300 99 3,201
1999 2,913 86 2,827
2000 2,678 70 2,608
2001 2,302 61 2,241
2002 2,166 61 2,105
2003 1,926 39 1,887
2004 1,726 54 1,672
2005 1,734 31 1,703
2006 1,552 23 1,529
2007 1,421 20 1,401
2008 1,213 30 1,183
2009 1,149 25 1,124
2010 1,031 24 1,007
2011 1,042 20 1,022
2012 898 24 874
2013 891 16 875
2014 822 17 805
2015 765 19 746

Fun Facts about the name Corey

  • How many people with the first name Corey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 188,550 babies born with the first name Corey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Corey to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Corey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Corey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Corey is Thursday, December 2nd, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Corey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Corey was in 1989 with a total of 8,004 babies. That's a lot of babies named Corey!
  • Random Corey Factoid: According to the 1971 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Corey ranks 58th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 122 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1971.
  • Weird things about the name Corey: Your name in reverse order is Yeroc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Coery. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Corey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 15,569 people with the last name Corey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Corey? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Corey as their last name.
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Popularity of Corey as a first name

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Popularity of Corey as a last name

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Common last names for Corey

  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Jackson
  • Thompson
  • Harrison
  • White
  • Martin

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Corey U.S.
  White 88.37% 64.26%
  African American 6.13% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.76% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.62% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.62% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Corey

People with the last name Corey are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Corey" mean? The list below shows the origins of Corey as well as things modernly associated with the name Corey such as celebrities named Corey.

Irish

Origin and Meaning of Corey

The name "Corey" is of Irish origin, and it means "Hollow". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Common spelling variant of Cory.

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name.
  3. (rare) A female given name.

Corey Taylor

Corey Taylor is a musician, singer, songwriter, and actor specializing in alternative metal, heavy metal, nu metal, and groove metal music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1990 to present. Corey was born in 1973 as Corey Todd Taylor in Des Moines, Iowa, US.

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Corey Feldman

Corey Feldman is an actor/singer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1974 to present. Corey was born in 1971 as Corey Scott Feldman in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Corey Haim

Corey Haim is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1981 to 2010. Corey was born in 1971 as Corey Ian Haim in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Raekwon

Raekwon is a musical artist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1992 to present. Raekwon was born in 1970 as Corey Quontrell Woods.

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Corey Sevier

Corey Sevier is an actor. Corey was born in 1984 as Corey Daniel Sevier in Ajax, Ontario.

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Corey Maggette

Corey Maggette is a nba biography. Corey was born in 1979 in Melrose Park, Illinois.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Corey

Corey Fogelmanis
Corey Kluber
Corey Seager
Corey Gamble
Corey Hawkins
Corey Holcomb
Corey Stoll
Corey Lewandowski

Notable Persons With the Last Name Corey

Jill Corey

Jill Corey is a musical artist. Jill was born in 1935 as Norma Jean Speranza in Avonmore, Pennsylvania, United States.

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What does the name Corey mean?

Cis for comic, laughter is your tonic.

Ois for openness, it's refreshing!

Ris for respect, earned through your actions

Eis for enamoured, forever will your children be with you

Yis for youthful, your eternal look.

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